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Malkit Singh, MBE (Punjabi: ਮਲਕੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ) (Malkit Singh Boparai; born c. 1963) is England-based Punjabi bhangra singer. Born in Hussainpur and raised in Nakodar, he moved to Birmingham in 1984.[2] Singh was the first Punjabi singer to be honoured with an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He was most famous for the songs "Gur Nalo Ishq Mita", "Tootak Tootak Tootiyan", "Kurri Garam Jayee", "Dekh li vilyait", "Chal Hun", and "Jind Mahi", the latter two from the soundtrack to the popular film Bend It Like Beckham.

Malkit Singh MBE (ਮਲਕੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ)
Birth nameMalkit Singh Boparai
Bornc. 1963[1]
Hussainpur, Punjab, India
OriginBirmingham, England
GenresBhangra, Indi-pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1986
LabelsOriental Star Agencies
Associated actsUstad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Aman Hayer, Bally Sagoo, Jassi Sidhu, Ravi Bal, Veer Rahimpuri, Principal Inderjit Singh
WebsiteMalkitSingh.com

CareerEdit

Malkit Singh had appeared on many Indian talk shows which were linked to Sikhism and Punjab on MTV Channel,Channel V, and all Indian channels. He was listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling bhangra solo artist of all time, with sales of over 4.9 million records in his 32-year career.[3] His song "Tutak Tutak Toothiyan" written by Veer Rahimpuri was the fastest-selling and most successful Bhangra ever at the time. It was released with the 1990 album Tootak Tootak Toothian, which sold 2.5 million records, a record for Bhangra Indi-pop at the time.[4]

Awards and recognitionEdit

There are total of 23 Albums launched by Malkit Singh.

DiscographyEdit

Year Album Label
2017 Midas Touch 3 MovieBox/Saga Hits
2014 Sikh Hon Da Maan MovieBox/T-Series
2009 Billo Rani MovieBox
2005 21st Chapter OSA
2003 Midas Touch 2 Music Waves
2002 Paaro OSA
2001 Mighty Boliyan OSA
2000 Nach Nach OSA
1999 Millennium Mixes OSA
1997 Agg Larr Gaayee OSA
1995 Forever Gold T-Series
1994 Midas Touch OSA
1993 Tootak Tootak Toothian
1993 Chak Deh Dholia OSA
1992 Singho Ho Jo Kathe Saga
1992 Tere Ishq Nachiyav Saga
1991 Gal Sunja Saga
1991 Ragga Muffin Mix OSA
1990 Dhotakada Bai Dhotakada OSA
1989 Hai Shava T-Series
1989 Fast Forward T-Series
1988 Up Front HMV
1988 Chott Nigary Lawo HMV
1988 Putt Sardara De Saga
1987 I Love Golden Star T-Series
1986 Nach Giddhe Vich HMV

Duo collaborationEdit

Year Album Label Notes
2016 Chardi Kala MovieBox/Saga Hits Music By: Sukshinder Shinda / Midas Touch 3
2016 Ranjha MovieBox/Saga Hits Music By: Gurmeet Singh / Midas Touch 3
2016 Maa Da Pyaar MovieBox/Saga Hits Music By: Atul Sharma / Midas Touch 3
2016 Selfie Boliyan MovieBox/Saga Hits Music By: DJ Vix / Midas Touch 3
2016 Desi Peeke MovieBox/Saga Hits Music By: Nick Dhammu / Midas Touch 3
2016 Yaari Jattan Di MovieBox/Saga Hits Music By: Nick Dhammu / Midas Touch 3
2014 iPhone Mann T-Series Special Appearance Sung: Jatt Di Matian
2013 Desi Beat Kamlee Records Music By DJ Vix / Taken From The Forthcoming Album "Chapter V"
2012 The Folk King (Tribute To Kuldip Manak) MovieBox Record Music By Aman Hayer Along with A.S. Kang, Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Malkit Singh, Manmohan Waris Balwinder Safri & Angrej Ali
2011 International Villager MovieBox, Speed Records, Planet Recordz (Beautiful)
2008 The New Adventures of Jassi Sidhu Moviebox/Music Waves Ki Kehne

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/bhangra-singer-malkit-singh-to-be-honoured-178861
  2. ^ a b Elkes, Neil. "King of Bhangra Malkit Singh honored on Birmingham Walk of Stars". Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  3. ^ Folkard, Claire, ed. (2004). Guinness World Records 2005. Enfield: Guinness World Records. p. 199. ISBN 0851121926.
  4. ^ Sabharwal, Gopa (2017). India Since 1947: The Independent Years. Penguin Group. p. 304. ISBN 9789352140893.
  5. ^ "Artists unite to celebrate British Asian Music". Archived from the original on 10 January 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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